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Send Us Your Story of a Great Dad Hero!

Last year around this time, we asked you for the lowdown on a few remarkable dads and created a contest we call “Dad Heroes.” We received dozens of nominations from all over L.A., praising the virtues of stay-at-home dads, dads who worked all day but still found time to chair their school’s PTA, dads who soldiered on despite life-threatening illness, dads who cooked, cleaned, helped with homework, … Read Article

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UCLA Researchers Hope to Make Earlier Autism Detection Possible

Early detection is the key to helping children on the autism spectrum realize their full potential. Experts tend to agree that autism can be reliably diagnosed at age 3, when symptoms are present. Infants’ behavior is much more limited, making earlier detection a challenge, but researchers at UCLA are hoping to learn enough to change that. By studying behavior along with brain differences that … Read Article

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10 Ways To Show (not tell) Your Child Reading Matters to You

You’ve told your child reading is important, but your actions are far louder than words. Set a good parenting example for your child by showing how important reading is to you and your entire family. Here are ten ways to show (not tell!) your child reading is important. Let your child see you reading. Parents frequently read when children are tucked away asleep. Let them see you reading. When … Read Article

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Fun Ideas For Kids – Pizza Party Extraordinaire

CPK Made This Mom a Party Pooper No More I’ve got to be honest. Throwing birthday parties is a parental duty of which I’m not particularly fond. There’s so much pressure in the planning, the execution and the clean-up. So here’s my set of criteria for planning these annual events. The party must be: Not. At. My. House. Enjoyable for both children and parents Quick, easy and … Read Article